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Proverbs 21

NIV 1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. NIV 1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. NIV 2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. NIV 2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. NIV 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NIV 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NIV 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NIV 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NIV 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NIV 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NIV 10 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. NIV 10 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. NIV 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NIV 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. NIV 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. NIV 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NIV 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NIV 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NIV 16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead. NIV 16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead. NIV 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. NIV 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NIV 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. NIV 19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. NIV 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. NIV 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. NIV 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NIV 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. NIV 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust. NIV 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust. NIV 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. NIV 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury. NIV 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury. NIV 25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NIV 25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NIV 26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent! NIV 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent! NIV 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. NIV 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. NIV 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. NIV 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NIV 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. NIV 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.